Earlier in June, an image of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the Coral Blue shade, developed for the U.S. market, leaked online. It seems that the smartphone duo is finally ready to hit the market in the new hue as recent rumors state that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available for purchase in the new color in the U.S. in the coming days. Sources familiar with the matter revealed to tech publication Droid-life that the Coral Blue variants of the Samsung flagships would be released in the United States soon.

Coral Blue hue releasing soon in the US?

Although the rumor has not received any official confirmation from Samsung, it is believed that both the devices will be up for purchase in the Coral Blue color at Best Buy.


The U.S. based retailer yet again has managed to get another exclusive deal for a Samsung handset. According to the same internal source, Best Buy will be retailing the Coral Blue version of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ for three carriers, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.

Apart from these options, Best Buy will also sell unlocked versions of the smartphones in the same new hue. The unlocked handset can also be used on T-Mobile's network. Previously, the unlocked version for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets were available on in the Midnight Black shade.

If the rumor turns out to be true, then consumers going for the unlocked version of the flagship handset will be able to choose between the Coral Blue and Midnight Black options. As of now, the e-commerce site has yet to fix a specific date for the launch of the new color for Galaxy S8 and S8+ on its website.

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However, it is reportedly telling the stores to start selling the handsets in the Coral Blue Color when they arrive.

Best Buy to run promotional offer for the duo?

Apart from these rumors, speculations are rife that Best Buy is set to run a promotional offer for the smartphone duo. The retailer will apparently slash $250 from the smartphone duos’ original listed price. The above-mentioned deal is said to come with a combination of a $150 discount along with an additional $100 slash off via trade-in or a similar method. It is rumored that consumers will be able to purchase these cheaper units by the last week of July.

Whether the new hue for the devices will renew interest in the company’s flagships remains to be seen. The arrival of the new color option is possibly a marketing ploy from Samsung to lure more consumers to the handsets.